Wounded Veteran Run is proud to support our local student veterans. Since 2015 we have donated to the Veterans Success Center at Folsom Lake College to help them with textbooks, computers, and other student needs. We also provided gift cards for gas and grocery to help over the holidays when their VA benefits are not received. We hope to continue this relationship and grow it to help Veterans Centers at other area colleges and universities. As of 2018 we have included American River College Veterans Center as a beneficiary.
WVR Community Giving
WVR Community Giving is just the place for us to spread a little extra love in the world. At Wounded Veteran Run we realize that sometimes we just want to help and thank our veterans but the assistance received may not fit into any other category. We don’t want to stop just because of that! Here’s a look at some of the donations over the years:
Donated to Walk to Remember Scholarship Fund
Provided water bottles for Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic
Donated a coffee cart and chairs/chair storage rack to the veterans at Folsom Veterans Hall
Provided Starbucks gift cards to veterans
Sponsored the Blue Star Moms Veterans Day Breakfast (free breakfast for vets!) since 2013
Provided items for the Blue Star Moms care packages to deployed troops
Provided a grant to the Forgotten Soldier Program in Auburn, CA
Boots to Suits
Wounded Veteran Run is pleased to offer our Boots to Suits program which outfits veterans with interview attire so they are dressed for success as they head in to their new careers in the civilian workforce. Wounded Veteran Run will provide a new suit from Men’s Wearhouse or Nordstrom Rack. If you are interested in this program, please fill out the form here and send a copy of your DD 214 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVR Cares aims to help local veterans obtain adaptive equipment so they can live as freely as possible. If you, or a veteran you know, are in need of assistance please fill out our request form here and we will do our best to provide.
Here’s a look at some things we have done through WVR Cares:
Provided a scooter lift and hitch for a disabled veterans truck.
Donated to a local veterans center to help fund their wheelchair accessibility project.
Donated to help build an adaptive home for a wounded veteran in Davis, CA.
Provided two homeless student veterans care packages during the holiday season that each included a hat, sweat pants, thermal shirt, gloves, 3 pack of socks, and $200 for local eateries.
Provided emergency housing assistance to a veteran in need.
Wounded Veteran Run takes on several holiday giving initiatives when December rolls around.
Since 2014 we have teamed up with Military Family Support Group to provide Christmas to military families in need. Through this program we have provided numerous children with presents on Christmas morning. In 2019 the families at Mather Veterans Village were provided Christmas gifts as well. Our gift giving has totaled $5,078.
Since 2015 we have provided student veterans at Folsom Lake College with gas/grocery cards to help them through the holiday season. Student veterans only receive VA benefits when school is in session so we decided to step in for the holiday break. Over the years we have given $17,425 in gift cards worth $25 each.
Purple Heart Fund
The Purple Heart Fund is a once yearly grant opportunity designed to lend support to local nonprofit organizations who share our mission of helping wounded veterans. This program was suspended in 2017 in an effort to lend more aid to our student veteran program.
Phoenix Training – Warriors Reborn
Defenders of Freedom – CA Chapter
Horses Healing Heroes
Folsom Lake College Foundation- Veterans Resource Center